THREATS TO PRIVACY
IN THE INFORMATION AGE



Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?
Maybe as you surf the Net you've noticed more advertisements for the products and services that interest you.  Maybe you receive mail from companies with whom you've never done business, but who seem to know something about you.  Or perhaps you’ve read your employer’s policy regarding the appropriate use of your work e-mail account.  The truth is, you are being watched.  This site is a resource for those who would like to know more about who is watching and what one can do about it.  The first three pages (see links below) discuss threats to privacy in the areas of e-mail, computers and the Web, and supermarket club cards.  Links to related Web sites are also provided.  The fourth page focuses on ways to protect one’s privacy and contains links to other valuable Web resources.

E-Mail
Computers and the Web
Supermarket Club Cards
What you can do

Bibliography

This web site is my final project for Howard Besser's Impact of New Information Resources course
in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.



E-mail me at mkirby@ucla.edu                                                                        Last updated December 8, 1999


References or pointers on these pages to non-University entities do not
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